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Vol. 166 No. 4  CoNgregatioNalist.org  DeCember 2014   3.75  Forgot te N  gr o m ytus iF o r f  church   s past  MeAsure s...
A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT    I   M A PASTOR, NOT IS SOMETHING AEVERYONE SHOULD SINK INTO. FINANCIAL PLANNER.  THANKFULLY, M...
r e l at i o N  going our Way   E  lias Smith, 1769-1846, founded and edited the Herald of Gospel Liberty, probably the fi...
Vol. 166 No. 4  CoNgregatioNalist.org  DeCember 2014  F e at u r e s  8  13  ForgotteN giFts  by Jim Waechter   Lois Roseb...
e D i t o r i a l s tat e m e N t All content in The Congregationalist appears by the authority of the editor. We reserve ...
by Way o F m u t ua l C a r e  great Joy, Profound hope by Casey vanderBent  W  hen I began service as the interim executi...
straNgers aND Pilgrims...  Jonathan edwards, Conclusion  S  ydney Ahlstrom  writes          On 1 July 1750, he preached hi...
Forgotten Gifts  John Arbuckle   s gifts included the 4-story church house, arcade and garden pictured here, plus a gymnas...
From coffee baron to benefactor Arbuckle   s vision and energy to transform an entire industry also extended to caring for...
Continued from p. 9  Early on, the His tory Minis try realized that illuminating church his tory is much more exciting whe...
Brooklyn   s Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era  A Ministry of Freedom, by Frank Decker and Lois Rosebrooks  Charleston,...
Continued from p. 11  Ministry of Freedom. The book details anti-slavery activities of church members and friends before a...
Why market your church, and how can you get started   Get Your  Noticed   First Congregational Church, Naples, Fla.  Alan ...
are reflections of who we see ourselves to be. It   s a lot about our self-image in purchasing a product or rooting for a ...
not even conscious we are being influenced by the marketing gurus, but the subliminal message is being planted. When we go...
The pastor of a growing church cautions that success must take a back seat to love.  The Jesus Metric  by Don Mayberry  F ...
church ever thought about growth or success, the kids never heard the discussion. We heard about Jesus, love, and grace  a...
to people joining the church for all of the    spiritually good    reasons, they will help us carry the water financially ...
There is often a beautiful side benefit of living the Jesus Metric. People will want to join you. When love and encouragem...
What can we say and do to support the bereaved in their passage of loss   what do i say  Grieving   to the  by Elizabeth E...
afraid to talk about the person who died, because you think it will be hard for us to hear. We may even get misty-eyed at ...
Please don   t stay away. Our world has become terribly lonely and while we might not be good company, we need good compan...
What miracles may we witness with Christ as our guide, even    to the ends of the earth      Lost and Found through  God  ...
The YWAM mission team prays for Painu and her family.  has a path filled with blessings ordained for each of us. This past...
When a minister is installed, just who does the installing    the local church, or some higher body   Who Installed Paul  ...
to refrigerators and public address systems.How much better if we instead celebrated    recognition    services, at which ...
Repent your sins, and forgive those of others, if you would seek forgiveness.  Christian Forgiveness    Unconditional  Not...
the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.    The Apostle Paul commended Christians who pun...
wrongdoers against human beings as well as God, or at least gives the right to withhold forgiveness without them. We shoul...
more light  Winter reading suggestions for god   s Free People  Sacred Scripture, Sacred War  The Bible and the American R...
metaphor for the wars between good and evil fought inside    the human breast.    Such characterizations are certainly var...
NeWs aND NeeDs oF our missioNs N e Ws o N e g r e at h o u r o F s h a r i N g  The Mission and Outreach Ministry Council ...
Linda Miller, Editor  symposium of the Theological Commission of the International Congregational Fellowship took place. T...
Net meNDiNg  always room for trello  I  f you   ve never heard of Trello, that makes two of us. Turns out, the Vitality Mi...
letter lobb still misiNFormeD Doug Lobb is at it again   presenting conjecture as truth  In his recent response to Steven ...
a lo N g t h e Way  News from the fellowship of churches  A ClAAS ACt  Evangelical Divinity School, he began his pastorate...
   The NAPF HOPE Task Team has the authority to plan and implement a conference or mission trip for teens and young adults...
a lo N g t h e Way  Continued from p.37  meeting Oct. 17-18, hosted by First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor. The assoc...
Pa s to r at e s a N D P u l P i t s orDiNatioNs Mt. Hope Congregational Church, Livonia, Mich., ordained the Rev. Justin ...
8473 South Howell Avenue Oak Creek, WI 53154-0288  61st Annual Meeting and Conference  National Association of Congregatio...